August 17, 2015
Introducing CTWR 432 -- Shonda Rhimes: The Reinvention of Network Television
Open to all USC students, open registration, and counts towards the Minor in Screenwriting
There is drama and then there is outrageous drama. Outlandish narratives, warp-speed plot development, amped up emotions, and killer wardrobes. And that's just one of her shows. Rhimes has parlayed a talent for writing addictive, OMG, social media-friendly, "oh no she didn't" television into an unprecedented takeover of an entire evening of prime time.
We'll go deeply into "Shondaland" to discover what made her who she is -- a powerful showrunner and staggeringly influential woman of color -- and her unique approach to writing for film and television.